15 days in Peru Itinerary

15 days in Peru Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Peru trip itinerary planner

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Lima
— 2 nights
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Cusco
— 4 nights
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Ollantaytambo
— 1 night
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Machu Picchu
— 1 night
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Lima
— 5 nights
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Lima

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 5th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of San Pedro Church (Iglesia de San Pedro), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de las Nazarenas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, then contemplate the long history of Huaca Pucllana, then stop by San Isidro, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Larco.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Lima is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Lima. November in Lima sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Cusco

— 4 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sacsayhuaman and San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas. Get some historical perspective at Tipon and Qorikancha. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus, and see exploor.

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Traveling by flight from Lima to Cusco takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Cusco when traveling from Lima in November, with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Cusco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Ollantaytambo

— 1 night
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, steep yourself in history at Inka Pintay, then take in the exciting artwork at ALQA - Gallery of Andean Expressions, then get to know the fascinating history of Qosqo Ayllu, and finally explore the ancient world of Naupa Iglesia.

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You can take a shuttle from Cusco to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Shopping
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Machu Picchu

— 1 night
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, then relax and rejuvenate at Otto's Salon Spa & Boutique, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Virgen Del Carmen.

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Traveling by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lima.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites · Spas
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Lima

— 5 nights

City of the Kings

You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Centro Historico de Lima and Basilica y Monasterio de Santo Domingo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parasailing & Paragliding and Museo MATE. Change things up with a short trip to Fortaleza real felipe in Callao (about 38 minutes away). See some other sides of Lima: admire the masterpieces at MALI - Museo de Arte de Lima, stroll the grounds of Museo Cementerio Presbítero Maestro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Sanctuary of Saint Rose of Lima, and steep yourself in history at Huaca Pucllana.

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Getting from Machu Picchu to Lima by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lima

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.